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'Filippo was an extraordinary young man': Italian prince killed cycling to class in Knightsbridge receives posthumous award

The father of much-loved Filippo Corsini, who died on October 31, received the honour from Regent’s University London on Friday (July 14)

Filippo Corsini was a talented student who was in the process of launching his own organic wine when he died(Image: UGC TMS)

An “extraordinary” pupil who died while cycling to attend lectures following a collision with a lorry in Knightsbridge has received a posthumous award from the university.

Italian prince Filippo Corsini was studying business at Regent’s University London when we was involved in the collision with the lorry on October 31 at around 1.15pm.

On Friday (July 14), his father Duccio visited the university to receive a posthumous diploma in higher education in business.

The 21-year-old was living in West Brompton and was part of a historic and noble family dating back centuries, with members including popes.

According to Vice Chancellor Aldwyn Cooper, he was “loved by everyone”.

Prof Cooper said: “Filippo was an extraordinary young man and one of our most wonderful students.

Filippo's father Duccio (centre) receives his son's his son’s posthumous award from Regent’s Vice Chancellor Professor Aldwyn Cooper (left) and Chancellor Lord Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE (right)(Image: UGC TMS)

“He was utterly dedicated to his studies, a very accomplished cyclist and was cycling to his studies when he died.

“We think of ourselves as a family and whenever a student or staff is lost we do what we can to remember them.

“We looked at the achievements he made and we awarded the posthumous certificate to his father on Friday.”

It is one of many ways Regent’s University is keeping alive the memory of Filippo.

Photo by @mikelydford(Image: Twitter/@mikelydford)

It has agreed to stock the organic wine the student was launching with his father, and a tree has also been planted in his memory in their garden.

Also an accomplished horseman, he was an Olympic standard show jumper. In tribute a new polo scholarship has been named the Filippo Corsini Scholarship in his memory and honour.

A post mortem held at Westminster Mortuary on November 2 gave Mr Corsini’s cause of death as multiple injuries.

Emergency services at Knightsbridge on October 31(Image: @Shoushou_k)

The 42-year-old lorry driver involved in the collision, near to Harvey Nicholls and Knightsbridge station, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving .

He was bailed pending further enquiries before being release with no further action.

A file is now being prepared for the coroner.

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